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Gratitude - Gratitude is an Attitude (Perspectives)

Updated on May 31, 2013
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The idea behind this series called Perspectives is explained in a hub published by MickeySr:

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Gratitude is an Attitude

GRATITUDE is a warm, friendly feeling of thankfulness and appreciation ~ (WordWeb)

An ATTITUDE is a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways ~ (WordWeb)

On the premise that gratitude is an attitude, I have the following convictions:

  • Gratitude is an attitude; gratitude is a habit; gratitude is a customary way of behavior that enables love.
  • The Ungrateful is not able to love themselves or their fellowman; they have no idea what love is.
  • The Ungrateful is a demanding and dangerous creature, coveting what others regard as sources of gratitude.
  • The Ungrateful is eager to annex sources of gratitude, either by force, or by fraud, or by one or the other disrespectful way.

Say, 'Thank you, Mommy'!

© MartieCoetser
© MartieCoetser

Respect plus Gratitude equals Love

Respect and Gratitude are the very first 'good manners' a mother teaches her child.

Respect: “Call people by their names – Mommy, Daddy, Nanny, Granny – and say ‘please’ when you ask them anything you need.”

Gratitude: “Say ‘thank you’ for what you receive. Even those things you don’t want and haven’t asked for, are bricks you need to build yourself an identity and a life."

Respect (for oneself and others) PLUS Gratitude (with who/what we are and have) EQUALS love ourselves and our fellowman.

Breathing is but only one source of

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An A-Z poetic list of things to be grateful for

I've started with an A to Z list of things to be grateful 22 months ago. But as it goes (with me), other projects always tend to hook me before I reach the end of a beginning. Perspectives has now given me the opportunity to edit the existing lists and to add some more.



“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero


“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ~ Marcel Proust


“True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience.” ― Oprah Winfrey


“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ― Epicurus


“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” ― Alphonse Karr

Gratitude - Things to be Grateful for: K to O


I am Grateful for


Kaleidoscopes of colors, shapes and toys;

Kentucky fried chicken, ketchup and knives;

Kiosks, kettles, a kitchen of my own;

Kindness, kisses, knowledge and kiwi fruit.


Life, love, laughter, leisure and true leaders;

language and laptops and lessons to learn;

Lips and legs, ladders, leather and legends;

Libraries, licenses, licorice and luck.


Money and matches, moonlight and mercy;

Meaningful moments, memories and moms;

Macaroni-cheese, milk, meat and mash;

Machinery, medicine, music and maps.

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Names, nurses, nature, nectar and nylon;

Negotiations and navigators;

Normality, my nose, neighbors and nuts;

Numbers, no nonsense, nothings the matter.


Oxygen, openness, obedience,

Obligations, order, oceans and oils.

Orchestras, opinions, oranges,

Ornaments, what's optional and okay.



P ~ Z coming up soon....

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A HIGHLY recommended video about Gratitude ~

The Perspectives

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